Robert Hague: Winner of the Montalto Sculpture Prize 2020

In News February 29, 2020

Congratulations to Robert Hague – winner of the Montalto Sculpture Prize 2020.

‘I am honoured to have my work join the Montalto collection and also fortunate to have been given the perfect environment of undergrowth and trees, in a surprising kink in the sculpture trail, that encourages the sense of discovery for a work that is all about the archaeology of our recent history and what it means to be human. This work was a folly of good humour, a 10 foot broken dinner plate. I love the absurdity of it but more, the chance to reflect on our failure to embrace the inevitable failings and decline that besets us. We need to give ourselves a second chance.’ – Robert Hague, 2020

The imagery of Robert’s broken, discarded souvenir plate The Golden Fleece draws from his lithographic works, often combining historical ‘art’ reference with a biting commentary on the modern world.

Currently in its 18th year, the Montalto Sculpture Prize is an annual $40,000 acquisitive prize, open to artists working in any medium. All of the finalist’s works will be on display through to 30 August. Located in Red Hill South, the grounds at Montalto are open daily between 11am – 5pm. For more information, click here.


Image above: Robert Hague pictured with his work (image courtesy of Montalto Vineyard and Elizabeth Clancy)
Robert Hague  The Golden Fleece  2019  decoupage on fibreglass  345 x 370 x 50 cm  edition 1/3